Hair-cut-a-thon tradition continues at RMU
September 21, 2015
The RMU Band sponsored their annual Hair Cut-a-Thon event this past Thursday, Sept. 17.
The event’s main features were haircuts, mini facials, manicures, and eyebrow waxing, all costing ten dollars. Any additional service only cost five dollars. The event was organized by Elizabeth Charles of RMU Band and Nicole Lovato of the South Hills Beauty Academy. Lovato shared that this event will now be happening twice a year.
According to Chelsea Hepfl, a junior band member, the Hair Cut-a-Thon was started in honor of Marco Giovengo, a proud, former band member who had muscular dystrophy.
Proceeds of the event go toward paying for children with muscular dystrophy to go to summer camp.
Lovato stated that the first year they hosted this event, enough money was raised to send one and a half children to go to camp. She hopes the amount money raised will grow each year.
Students from South Hills put their schooling to practice at the event. Becca Bachman, Katelyn Halman, and Mary Haworth, South Hills Beauty Academy students, were all excited to be styling hair at the event.
They believe it not only gives them experience, but also gives them the satisfaction of having “people leave happy and feeling confident, all while raising money for such a good cause.”
Michael Fischer and Jordan Cantley of South Hills Beauty Academy were both glad to gather “great experience and participate in fundraisers that mean something.”